One Word Challenge 2016

Have you heard of the One Word Challenge? I recently discovered it. You pick one word as your year’s focus. A positive challenge that fits with My Atypical 2016 Chuck-It List concepts. Easy. (I like simple.)

The first thing I did was google the phrase. Just in case, it was more complex than it seemed. I learned there are only two basic steps.

  • Thoughtfully select one word reflecting the possible future you. Examine all the aspects of your chosen word. Do you truly want those traits? Is that the person you want to become? Would this change your life?
  • Use your word every way you can: calendars, post-it notes, journaling, social media, art, hobbies, prayer, friends, quotes, bookmarks, to-do lists, doodles, decisions, chalk-boards…  For the coming year, focus on your chosen word daily.

That’s it. Very simple.

The web pages promoting the One Word Challenge (and their products) tout its life-changing ability. They talk about the few years they have done this and the results. Is it worth a try?

Have you ever done a One Word Challenge? What were your results? Please, let us know in the comment section below. 

For my 2016 One Word Challenge, I have chosen the word “Enthusiasm”. Do you think I will stay on point for the whole year?

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